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Houston Vs. East Carolina: Cougars Routing Pirates 35-3 At The Half

The Houston Cougars are on their way to a 6-0 record by using balanced combination of their high-powered passing attack and a running game to pull away from East Carolina. The Houston defense also has been performing well with two sacks and forced two East Carolina turnovers and Houston took those two turnovers to score 14 points.

Houston's scoring drives have all been quick strikes with four drives under three minutes and their longest touchdown drive was their first of the game and that lasted 5:17 went 80 yards and took 15 plays.

Houston quarterback Case Keenum is on pace for another huge game as he is 22-for-29 with 229 yards in the first half and two touchdown passes. Patrick Edwards has been Keenum's favorite target as he has caught 10 passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns.

The running game has played nearly as big a part of the offense as the passing game. The Cougars have 115 yards rushing at the half with three touchdowns. Charles Sims is leading Houston in the running game with two touchdowns and 57 yards on only seven carries.

At the end of the first half Houston quarterback Case Keenum passed former Texas Tech quarterback Kliff Kingsbury to move into second place on the all-time NCAA passing yards list and now only trails former Hawaii quarterback Timmy Chang.

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